A Conversation for The Transmission of Madness: Folie a Deux and Mass Psychogenic Illness
TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office Started conversation Feb 12, 2008
Folie á deux
Shouldn't that /a/ have a grave accent, not an acute?
And should there be an acute accent on the final /e/?
I'm a curator, so I can change this if someone lets me know.
Folie a deux
parisbhoy Posted Aug 11, 2010
I have just seen the BBC documentary about the Ericsson twins from Sweden, who ran onto the motorway, one of whom was seriously injured after being hit by an artic, the other got knocked out but recovered and had to be restrained by up to 6 people!! One of them Sabrina later went on to to murder a man a few days? later, then jumped off a bridge injuring herself!
One of the two diagnosis was that the women or at least the one who killed the man was suffering from Folie à deux, which I'd never heard of before, does anyone have any further information? I cant remember the other diagnosis, but it translated as a puff of madness! Sounds very bizarre, almost unbelieveable, and rather concerning as in the former diagnosis it seems that (temporary) mental illness can be transmitted?
TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office Posted Sep 13, 2010
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